3.7" Polished Bird Of Paradise Agate - Chihuahua Mexico

This is an amazing Bird Of Paradise Agate specimen from near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. It has been polished to a mirror-like finish and displays a lovely variety of color hues including pinks, reds, browns and blues.

This specimen includes an acrylic display stand.

Bird of paradise agate is found near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico, and often features Marcasite inclusions along with many colors of plumes. The beautiful plumes or dendrites that occur within rock are most often a result of intruding (percolating) mineral solutions that contained manganese and/or iron. These solutions can work their way through microscopic cracks in the rock, leaving behind a branching pattern throughout the rock. By an untrained eye, these can be mistaken for plant fossils within the rock.

Quartz var. Agate
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
3.7 x 2.1", up to .9" thick